Spiritual Guide | Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj

Social Reforms

Following the Mussoorie Conference held in 1973, Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji laid considerable stress on social reforms like abstaining from the use of intoxicants, dowry-free and inter-caste marriages and so on. Taking inspiration, Baba Hardev Singh Ji organized ‘Youth Forum’ in 1975 with a view to promoting among its young members good habits like simple living, avoiding wasteful expenses and working towards social reforms. Even after 1980, this crusade was followed up by Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj with great enthusiasm. The followers of the Mission were advised to refrain from taking any kind of intoxicants since their use becomes the root cause of various social evils. At the same time, Baba Ji stressed the need for austerity in the matter of weddings and other social functions. In order to encourage dowry-free marriages, the Mission started organizing mass marriage functions in a big way.